The Endorsement Of Joe Manchin

After you looked at the title of today’s article your first thought was probably, “Why the hell is a progressive site endorsing Joe Manchin?” Read on and I’ll explain. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Joe Manchin

Two Competing Angels And A Wise Woman

The correct choice and the one you want to make are not always one in the same. This week progressives were faced with just such a decision. It took me a bit to figure out the correct option. Let’s explore. Continue reading Two Competing Angels And A Wise Woman

Electorally Powerful Victims

Like a lot of other liberals I spent a good part of 2017 reading books in an effort to understand how Trump won. Why would anyone from the Rust Belt or Appalachia vote for him when he was such an obvious fraud who was going to do nothing for the white workers who were left behind in this new industrial revolution? The answer is that Trump reinforced their belief that they were victims and he is trying to do it again. Let’s explore. Continue reading Electorally Powerful Victims

The Fear/Hate Of Different

Today’s is going to be a more reflective and abstract article than most. The other day I was reading about how Franklin Delano Roosevelt thought about how Abraham Lincoln would handle a situation when deciding what to do. I thought how strange considering the 70 odd years that separated their times in the White House. Then I remembered that Harry Truman is one of my political models. With the idea that the more things change, the more they stay the same in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading The Fear/Hate Of Different

Amongst The Distractions

The news last week was dominated by the Trump administration’s handling of the refugee crisis on our southern border, Trump bragging about how great he is (his big example was what he considers to be his great achievement with Kim Jung-un) and Melania’s jacket. In short, Trump created the crisis, he got his behind handed to him in Singapore and I really don’t care what the First Lady wears because she is largely irrelevant. A lot happened while we were intentionally distracted and I’d like to briefly touch on some of that today. Let’s explore. Continue reading Amongst The Distractions